Announcing Brew Slam 2018 - Homebrew Competition

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Press Release

August 10th, 2018 - Toronto, ON

GTA Brews is excited to announce our fourth annual, nation-wide, homebrew competition for beer, mead, and cider; Brew Slam 2018 (#BrewSlam)!

Last year saw 804 entries, from 8/10 provinces, judged by 73 judges, over just 3 days, making this the largest homebrew competition in country!

This is an AHA/BJCP sanctioned competition, and also part of the Canadian Brewer of the Year circuit. The judging will take place at Amsterdam Brewery (Leaside) from Nov 9th to 11th. Judging will be performed by BJCP ranked judges and pro brewers, using the BJCP 2015 Guidelines and new Provisional Styles.

New this year, we have added the Jon Mains Award, which will be awarded to the top overall brewer by medal point count. This award is dedicated to the memory of our late friend and club member Jon Mains.

Entry Deadline: November 3rd, 2018
Judging: November 9th – 11th @ Amsterdam Brewery (45 Esandar Drive)
Awards Ceremony: November 24th @ Junction Craft Brewing (150 Symes Road)

Styles Accepted: All BJCP Beer/Mead/Cider styles
Entry limits: 1 entry per classic style subcategory (1-26, C1, M1).  2 entries per specialty category (21B, 27-34, C2, M2-M4), must be different beers. Max 12 entries per person. Capped total of 850 entries.

Account registration is open now! Visit the Brew Slam page for details on rules, prizes, and more!

About Brew Slam 2018

#BrewSlam is Canada’s largest homebrew competition, with entrants from coast to coast. Last year we had; 804 entries, 73 judges, avg flight of 7.19 entries/pair, and over $11,000 in prizes from our generous sponsors. This year we strive to build on that success and set the bar even higher. This will be our 4th year running this competition, and we’re excited to keep learning and growing alongside the burgeoning homebrew community in Toronto and all of Canada.

About GTA Brews

We are Toronto’s local, as well as Canada’s largest, homebrew club. Since establishing in 2013, we have worked to strengthen and grow the Toronto homebrewing community through education, events, competitions, and camaraderie.

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